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's chemical weapon facilities. it's not clear whether the obama administration would call on u.s. troops to do that or try to outsource the job to jordan or another mideast alley. >> the senate passed defense spending bill. it moves on to a conference committee to reconcile with the house version. it includes amendment from the senator john mccain to require a report on possible military action that could be used in syria. are famous people who want to take away your gun rights hypocrites? that is later in the grapevine. up next, riot guns and tear gas in cairo. egypt rises up against the president again. um... uh... um... hm... umm... uh... oh ! the windows phone 8x by htc on verizon. it features easy to navigate live tiles that are simple to customize. just pin what matters most right to your homescreen. exclusively with data sense-- a feature that makes the most of you plan. only on verizon. >> bret: unestimate today had 100,000 egyptians taking to the streets this afternoon to show their outrage over a perceived power grab by the president. correspondent steve harrigan is in the capital wh
, as a new focus on the u.s. operations. >> it would require us temporarily to throw out the strategy we have so carefully put in place in the past year as something to avoid. >> the d.o.d. promises that the salary of the department 3 million civilian and military employees would be exempt from cuts. staffing them would not be. bret? >> bret: doug, thank you. one of the suggestions discussed for increasing revenue involves limits on tax deductions as you heard in ed henry's piece. that brings us to the issue of charitable giving and whether the limits on write-offs would limit people's willingness to write checks. here is chief national correspondent jim angle. >> more than 200 representatives of charitable organizations from across the country came to washington today. to urge lawmakers to be careful not to hurt charity in search for revenue. >> for every dollar a donor receives in tax relief the public receives $3 of benefit. no other tax benefit generates that positive public impact. >> as they fanned out across capitol hill to talk to lawmakers the debate rageed on how to avoid the fiscal
in the north. that tightens their grip on areas close to the turkish border. back in the u.s., the government is moving closer to making a decision about one faction in the opposition forces. there are increasing concerns about chemical weapons. here is chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge. >> state department officials say they can't independently confirm reports including this video uploaded to the web by the opposition over the weekend that claims the syrian military used chemical weapons. the fire which allegedly produced toxic smoke began after a syrian jet unloaded the cargo over rebel health position. another video claims to show protected gear confiscated by the opposition. on sunday, the israeli ambassador to the u.s. responded to reports that the israeli have intelligence assets in syria to monitor the stock pile. >> syria has a very varied deep chemical weapons program. it's geographically disbursed as well. were the weapons to pass in wrong hands, hezbollah's hands for example, that would be a game changer if for us. >> more shoulder-fired missiles report itly surfa
and move forward. >> bret: this makes michigan the 24th right to work state in the u.s. let's get an update now from the michigan capital. correspondent mike tobin is live in lansing. good evening. >> good evening, bret. what you can't see tonight in darkness is a column of state troopers surrounding the for's office building. they are armed with baton and wearing riot gear. from behind that column of protection, governor snyder made his announcement that michigan is now a right to work state. >> you put your hands on me, see what happens. >> as the demonstrations get raucous in lansing, tent for the group americans for prosperity is knocked down. >> they rushed the tent. chanting "go home, go home, scabs, scabs, scabs." they trampled the tent. people were inside. >> then they went after the cameras of journalists recording what happened. [bleep] >> the camera. >> i have a right to do this. >> finally, michigan state troopers armed with baton, tear gas and gas masks calmed the situation. demonstrators came from all over michigan and neighboring states. united auto worker, teamsters, brother
of a modern day axis of evil for the u.s. iran is thought to be working on a nuclear bomb. the explosive situation in syria passed another landmark today. we begin with chief washington correspondent james rosen at the state department. on the failure to keep the north koreans grounded. >> with north korea successful launch of the three-stage rocket tuesday night the obama administration was left to ponder the limits of the engagement policy it doggedly pursued with rogue regimes around the world. >> as we have seen in the case of north korea, as we have seen in the case of iran to date, it's their choice whether they take advantage of it. spend his time and his money. shooting off missiles or he can feed his people. but he can't have both. >> reporter: after the u.n. security council disbanded without announcing any punishment, the white house and state department signaled intention to outsource the job to the north korea patron state china. >> i think you saw the chinese make clore their opposition to this launch, prior to it and the regret over the fact it took place after it happened
's it for the 5. thank you. see you here tomorrow. >> this is a fox news alert. the longest serving senator in u.s. history has died. united states democratic senator daniel inouye world war ii veteran medal of honor recipient died from respiratory complications at 5:00 this afternoon. today at walter reed national military medical center. senate majority leader called inouye one of the grates of the chamber. mitch mcconnell said he had every reason to bring attention to himself but quote never did. we will have more on the life of the senator later in the show. the sandy hook elementary school massacre that left 20 children and 6 adults dead began burying the littlest victims as funerals were held for two 6-year-old boys including one whose twin sister survived that rampage. connecticut stit police lieutenant sadie tails were quote too difficult to discuss fktd they could hold the school and the home of adam lanza accountable. they pledge to seek change as he slowly recited the firs names of the victims. today white house press secretary jay carney warned that no single action or piece of legisla
should have acted months ago to keep the u.s. economy going off the fiscal cliff. >> i find it really hard to sit and listen to people come up now and wring their hands and talk about gee whiz. i hope we can get something done on the last day. we put two people together basically to resolve this. >> the two people were senate republican lea leader mitch mcconnell and joe biden who worked the phones after talks between mcconnell and harry reid stalled. >> discussions continue today on plan to affect the middle class families from the tax increase tomorrow. there are a number of issues in which the two sides are still apart. negotiations are continuing as i speak. >> the agreement would set the threshold for extending the bush tax cuts at $400,000 for individuals and $450,000 for families. i would set the tax rate for upper income people at 39.6%. the rate under president clinton. the states would be taxed at 40% above $5 million for individuals and $10 million for a married couple. unemployment benefits would be extented a year, as with the medicare doc fix. it would permanently fix th
in from all over the world but also the u.s. products meant to sell overseas. >> so it's not just the local port area affected by the strike but the entire region and the state. going nationally as well. >> from boston to houston, these ports represent hundreds of billions of dollars worth of consumer goods that flow for distribution thousands of miles inland. thanks to both sides reaching a nearly last-minute agreement, none will see the picket signs sunday. >> economist worried if we do go off the fiscal cliff, it's now averted strike would have combined for a deadly one-two punch to the u.s. economy. now the overall deal is at 100% signed off on by februar february 6, then we are right back to where we were this morning and again the national retail federation and the florida governor rick scott will be urging president obama to prevent a strike invoking the tap partly act and something not done since president george w. bush did it in 2002. back to you. >> doug: phil keating in miami. the so-called milk cliff that would also kick in to effect the lawmakers can't avoid the fisc
. on the subject of being on the roads, conservative u.s. senator michael crapo charged with drunken driving after a weekend arrest in washington, d.c. suburb over the weekend. idaho republican who has said he does not drink because of his mormon faith had a blood alcohol content of .11%. he issued apology accepting total responsibility for ips dent. in newtown, connecticut, a resident told reporters christmas will never be the same for the families who lost children and loved ones in the december 14 massacre. correspondent molly henneberg reports both sides of gun debate trying to develop a plan to keep the nation's chirp safe. >> the national rifle association may support plan to put armed officers at the nation's school bus lawmakers are less than enthusiastic about the idea, especially the democrats. dianne feinstein who is expected to introduce gun control legislation in january, called the nra idea "distraction." others suggest it might have the opposite effect on lawmakers. >> well, i think he is so extreme a tone deaf he actually helps the cause of us passing sensible gun legislation in th
is in the final hours. today, the u.s. is heading over the cliff. >> what goes away next week is the bush tax cut that they loathed since they went in place a secon decade ago. don't assume the president wants to cut a deal. he wants to see if he'll be blamed for it before they negotiate. they talk about the meeting tomorrow with the president and key congressional leaders. >> thank you. if the fiscal cliff can be avoided there is another gigantic hurdle awaiting the lawmakers. >> they will hit the credit limit of $16.4 trillion on december 31. the nation thereafter can't pay the bills unless congress raises the limit. >> with a new congress in january we need to revisit an finally give ourselves the determination to solve not only our short-term debt but the long-term debt. >> they raised the debt limit 11 times in a decade. most recently in august 2011 after a bruising political fight. democrats accuse republicans of using the debt limit as political "leverage" to press for spending cuts. a point they tried to make with a jarring comparison. >> this is somewhat to taking your child hos tam and
for the eastern seaboard. doug? >> doug: mike tobin in chicago. thank you. u.s. shoppers spent cautiously this holiday season. retailers saw the worst year over year performance since 2008. markets were down slightly. the dow dropped 24-1/2. the s&p 500 slipped 7. nasdaq fell 22.5. president obama has been in hawaii for some holiday r&r. the republican lawmakers are likely hoping that means he is rested and ready make a deal on the fiscal cliff. however, chief white house correspondent ed henry tells us that washington may have to set with a backup plan to the backup plan. >> christmas tradition for president obama. he and first lady michelle obama saying thanks at the marine corps base hawaii. >> so many of you make sacrifices day in and day out on behalf of the freedom and behalf of the security. >> now the president is giving up some vacation time rushing back to washington aboard air force one late tonight to deal with the looming fiscal cliff. after that red eye, the president will no doubt need coffee. starbucks decided to get political in the washington, d.c., shops, by having empl
republicans to vote against speaker boehner's plan "b." but with the u.s. economy less than two weeks from the fiscal cliff, top republicans say they are trying to avoid a massive tax hike for everybody. >> the house will act today. up to senate democrats in the white house to act. >> it would extend tax cut on income below $1 million. to secure republican support, the house is voting on a separate measure to cancel next year's pentagon cuts part of sequestration by slashing domestic programs. that upset house democrats. >> the bills are not a plan. they are a ploy. they are bills to nowhere. in a deeply cynical move, so cynical, the republicans have decided to offer another bill to put off some of the sequester. >> while the process moves forward, boehner hasn't given up hope on a grand bargain with the president. >> the president and i in our respective roles have a responsibility to get work together to get them resolved. it expect it will continue to work together. >> top republican in the senate didn't sound as optimistic. >> the president is determined to leap off the cliff. leap off
about a deadly threat with word tonight that threat could be real. the u.s. is warning syria there will be consequences. if chemical weapons are used on opposition forces. in that country civil war. connor powell is following the story from jerusalem. >> syrian jets continue pounding opposition fighters outside damascus. the u.s. intelligence officials tell fox news that they may be planning to release deadlier weapons. stock piles to use on the opposition forces. late today, president obama warned the syrian president. >> i want to make it clear to assad and those under his command the world is watching. if you make the mistake of using the weapons you will be held accountable. >> this is hours after mr. obama secretary of state on a visit to czech republic laid down the marker. >> we made our views clear. >> the officials responded saying they would never use chemical weapons against its own people. a rebel stronghold, civilians and children were attacked by pro-assad forces who killed and wounded dozens. a move to prevent fighting to spill over the border, nato will have p
. >> republicans frequently argue it's critical to get a handle on the deficit before the u.s. becomes like greece. there is a terrible economy with 26% unemployment highest in europe, almost no job opportunities for young people frequentenly lead toro riots in the streets. here is leading democrat is suggesting cutting spending too quickly is a real problem. >> the european community now is concerned about all the austerity. there are many, many things you can do to reduce debt. but still have a stimulus aspect of the economy. >> experts though say europe's us aer the city a drag on the economic growth because it relies too much on taxation while failing to reign in the expansion of government. that would seem to back up a republican theme in the fiscal cliff argument. >> if we raise taxes on the top two rate, a million small businesses who employ 25% of the work force it will cost us over 700,000 jobs and reduce economic growth, lower take home pay and those things. that is a bad scenario. >> the league negotiator on the republican side of the table facing mr. obama says raiding taxes on upper -
,000 of debt. every single household. the u.s. borrowed roughly $6 billion every day. the country is borrowing $239 billion each hour. that is $4 billion every minute. in the time that this started, u.s. has already borrowed another $4 million. for every dollar they brought in, it spent $200.06. it runs a deficit. deficit is a one-year shortfall that has to be made up by borrowing. the national debt total accumulated debt is the sum of all the annual deficits. less any surplus. it's the running count. we hear politicians talk about deficits and the debt all the time. >> the debt. >> deficit. >> debt. >> deficit. >> bret: how to get politicians to come to some agreement to get the debt clock slow down or tick back the other way continues to be the challenge. but first, where we have been. >> take a look at the debt through history. the amount we owe ebbed and flowed. over country of spending more than it takes in, is nothing new. 1835 saw the lowest recorded debt at $34,000 under president andrew jackson. unsuccessful assassination attempt on him that year. 1865, president that did perish from
will face his share of heat for washington dysfunction. appoint that republicans are hammering. >> the u.s. economy is at stake here. millions upon millions of families are counting on to us do something. look, the president's job. it's his job to find solution that can pass the congress. he is the only one who can do it. >> the president's response this week has been to make sure he is already compromised. >> in the course of the negotiations, i offer to compromise with the republicans in congress. i met them halfway on taxes. i met them more than halfway on spending. >> in terms of the spending cut, it's important to note the president's new three-point plan, the short-term bill did not mention the sequester, the massive spending cut coming at the beginning of the year to the pentagon and other federal agencies. figure out what happens there. he urged lawmakers to go home and cool off for christmas and drink eggnog. get everybody to calm down. he is going to hawaii in 90 minutes but then he told us see you next week. he said he will go to hawaii before new yoreor holiday but essives we'r
americans think president obama should have sent u.s. troops to to stop the 9/11 terror attac attack. americans are divided over the administration handling the attack with slim majority believing it amounts to coverup. earlier in week, one republican said the f.b.i. yet to interview suspect held by the tunisia authorities since third week of october. >> why are we not doing everything in our power to investigate events in benghazi that killed four americans? >> a second suspect was killed in a raid in late october on this cairo neighborhood. and the third publicly known suspect is now held by egyptian authorities. attorney general eric holder defended the criminal investigation. >> there are a range of other things that we are doing with regard to benghazi incident that we don't talk about. >> earlier today, republican congressman claimed the state department blocked his effort to meet with the benghazi survivor saying he doesn't know who are where they are. fox news reviewed the regulation to cover the state department investigation. it does suggest there is no obligation to provid
that the system worked. >> there was not enough time for the u.s. military forces to have made a difference. >> the administration officials emphasize the letter to congress where clinton accepted 29 report recommendation no, denying the culpability. today they canceled the white house briefing as they renewed calls to appear on capitol hill. >> it's imperative that she testify in an open session. prior to any changes of the regime. that is very important for her. >> her testimony is key because only she can say why they favored a footprint in libya after a documented threat from al-qaeda and group was growing. tomorrow, two of her senior deputies will testify in her place. >> bret: she eventually has to answer questions about this. for the third straight day, funeral processions rolled through newtown, connecticut, after friday's massacre. police given no public intendcation of the motive of 20-year-old adam lanza clad in all black broke in sandy hook elementary school and opened fire on students and staff there killing 26 inside. a life-long resident said he may have snapped because his m
something. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is on. this is the pursuit of perfection. >> doug: u.s. troops in afghanistan spend christmas far from their home. many would want to be with their families but they have strength to be with each other and a nice spread to feel as delosse to home as possible. nato forces due to withdrawal from the country by 2014. they are speeding up evidents to train and advise the afghan military and police unit before the pull-out. >> i wish i could be with family and friends. >> they get together to share good food and laughter. good time of year. i like to be with my family at home. >> 200,000 u.s. troops spend the holidays in some other part of the world. >> location is a big part of this next story. bethlehem, the small town six miles south of jerusalem is the place where jesus was born. according to tradition. as religion correspondent lauren green reports some scholars have a different take. ♪ ♪ >> christians from every background acknowledge bethlehem the birthplace of jesus. >> why call it jesus of nazareth? >> it was based on the earlier
climate treaty to be signed by 2015. while the u.s. senate would have to ratify any international treaty by two-third vote, inhalf says he and others are more concerned about the domestic regulations. he continued to press white house about why the administration failed to issue reports on pending regulations in april and october as required by law. the white house wouldn't explain the last to us, the source says the federal agencies are in the process of pulling together that information. bret? >> bret: thank you. there are a lot of extremely happy people in washington state tonight at the stroke of midnight, hundreds lit up under the seattle space needl needle. recreational marijuana use became legal. washington and colorado became the first state to vote to decriminalize pot use last month. midnight also brought the first marriage licenses for gay couples in washington state. hundreds lined up wednesday evening following last month's approval by popular vote. marriage ceremonies can begin sunday. no grapevine tonight so we can bring you special interview with a self-described old dog
the school year. >> april of this year, seven major shootings in the u.s. alone, all involved a single shooter with multiple deaths. what is not clear tonight is whether this represents anykinde national statistics long-term, bret? >> bret: thank you. >> you're welcome. >> bret: go back out to newtown, connecticut. correspondent molly line is outside the home of a person believed to be the shooter's mother who was killed before the school massacre. hello, molly. >> reporter: this is where adam lanza believed to have woken up this morning and shot his mother before taking her car and heading to the school. doing something so far from what this community what been preparing for. we're in a neighborhood filled with christmas lights. now this community instead of preparing for all of that joy will be facing deep sadness. a steady stream of police vehicles driving in the usual peaceful new england town served as a constant reminder of the tragedy that transpired here. anna was working in her cafe when news of the shooting broke. the place filled with mothers getting morning coffee. >> we st
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